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Sonic confirms credit card investigation

Sonic confirms credit card investigation

According to KrebsonSecurity, account numbers lifted from the company were found for sale on Joker's Stash, a "virtual hub of stolen card data".

Fast food giant SONIC has suffered a breach of its payment systems according to IT security blog KrebsOnSecurity.

When contacted, Krebs reported Sonic stated they were aware of an issue and investigating. We are working to understand the nature and scope of this issue, as we know how important this is to our guests. In early September, credit reporting giant Equifax Inc. reported a hacking incident in which the personal information of approximately 143 million US consumers were potentially compromised. Krebs reports that numerous cards in the for-sale batch had recently been used at Sonic locations. As of Wednesday, Sonic Drive-in has not yet made an official statement on the breach.

Stock at Sonic dropped the most in almost two months after it disclosed the breach.

Millions could be victims of identity theft from a credit card breach that occurred last week at Sonic. Some customers' cards were used to make fraudulent purchases at other stores. At this time, it's unknown how many locations are affected.

The Sonic statement added that law enforcement limits information that can be shared, but the company will continue to communicate all information it is able to. Almost 143 million Americans are still dealing with Equifax's data breach, which means you're most likely impacted.

The attack on Sonic is the latest fast-food hack, following the Wendy's data breach earlier this year.